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Survival of coral reefs requires radical rethink of what conservation means

blue-barred parrotfish
A blue-barred parrotfish feeding on a tropical coral reef in Tanzania. ‘Helping coral reefs to safely navigate the Anthropocene is a profound challenge.’ Photograph: Jason Edwards/Getty Images/National Geographic RF

Reef conservation must not be an attempt to restore reefs of the past, but to identify the parts essential to their continued existence, and protect those

June 1, 2017 — The survival of coral reefs requires a radical rethink of what conservation means, as well as embracing some of the changes they are undergoing, according to a paper by leading coral reef scientists. Continue reading Survival of coral reefs requires radical rethink of what conservation means

Zero recovery for corals in back-to-back Australia bleaching

aerial view of a section of the great barrier reef near cairns
An aerial view of a section of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Australia, March 2017. Photo courtesy Ed Roberts/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

The Barrier Reef is already under pressure from farming runoff, development and the crown-of-thorns starfish

SYDNEY, Australia (Apr. 10, 2017) — Coral bleached for two consecutive years at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has “zero prospect” of recovery, scientists warned Monday, April 10, as they confirmed the site has again been hit by warming sea temperatures. Continue reading Zero recovery for corals in back-to-back Australia bleaching

Great Barrier Reef: why are government and business perpetuating the big lie

an aerial view of the great barrier reef off the coast of the whitsunday islands
An aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday islands, along the central coast of Queensland. Photograph: Sarah Lai/AFP/Getty Images

Despite the government’s protests, it’s not possible to save the Great Barrier Reef without tackling global warming first

November 1, 2016 — At the core of the Australian government’s failure to protect our Great Barrier Reef is the big lie.  Continue reading Great Barrier Reef: why are government and business perpetuating the big lie